On Saturday, March 30, the UFC will host UFC on ESPN 2: Barboza vs. Gaethje from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
In the night’s main event, top-10 lightweight Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje lock horns. The Brazilian Barboza snapped a two-fight skid in December with a one-sided beatdown of New Zealand’s Dan Hooker. Prior to that, the skilled striker came up short against Kevin Lee and current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Gaethje, meanwhile, snapped a two-fight losing streak of his own in his most recent Octagon appearance, demolishing James Vick in just 87 seconds. The former World Series of Fighting titleholder has gone 2-2 in his four UFC outings.
The 13-fight event kicks off with three preliminary-card bouts streaming live on ESPN+ at 3:30 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims follow at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN, with the six-fight main card starting at 7 p.m. ET, also on ESPN.
The fighters hit the scales on Friday, March 29. The results will be posted below as they become available.
ESPN Main Card
Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Justin Gaethje (155.5)
David Branch (185.5) vs. Jack Hermansson (185)
Josh Emmett (145.75) vs. Michael Johnson (146)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (114.75) vs. Michelle Waterson (115.5)
Kennedy Nzechukwu (205.5) vs. Paul Craig (205)
Sodiq Yusuff (145.5) vs. Sheymon Moraes (145)
ESPN Preliminary Card
Jessica Aguilar (115.25) vs. Marina Rodriguez (114.75)
Ross Pearson (155.25) vs. Desmond Green (155)
Enrique Barzola (145) vs. Kevin Aguilar (145)
Kevin Holland (185) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (185.5)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Ray Borg (137.75)* vs. Casey Kenney (135.5)
Sabina Mazo (125.5) vs. Maryna Moroz (125.25)
Alex Perez (135.25) vs. Mark De La Rosa (135.5)
* – Borg missed the bantamweight limit of 136 pounds
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